Tag Archives: GEDmatch

Some of the Disadvantages of GEDmatch – August 16, 2020

In a social media group, I saw an admin post there were no cons to using GEDmatch. This admin has a know everything attitude. Contradict them in a group they admin or are a moderator, you get booted from the … Continue reading

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Genetic Affairs Instructions and Resources — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

I’ve created this summary article that includes links to the various step-by-step instructional articles I’ve published about Genetic Affairs, a wonderful DNA analysis tool. I’ll add more articles as they are published. Genetic Affairs is a third-party tool created by … Continue reading

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GEDmatch Is Back Up Now – July 25, 2020 DNA Saturdays

When I checked GEDmatch – https://www.gedmatch.com/login1.php this afternoon, it was back up. Like several others who caution against using GEDmatch, I also caution against using GEDmatch. The latest security breach – GEDmatch Breach Update – July 20, 2020 doesn’t inspire much … Continue reading

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Ancestry security team confident Family Tree Maker vulnerability has not impacted Ancestry’s systems – July 22, 2020

While Ancestry security team may be confident, I am leery as too many security breaches this week with MyHeritage and GEDmatch don’t inspire a lot of confidence in security precautions in the genealogy world. I saw this article today on … Continue reading

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GEDmatch security breach — The Legal Genealogist

Without further comment… From the GEDmatch.com Facebook page: Text of the above image: “On the morning of July 19, GEDmatch experienced a security breach orchestrated through a sophisticated attack on one of our servers via an existing user account. We … Continue reading

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GEDmatch Breach Update – July 20, 2020

Updated July 21, 2020 – after I was home, I saw GEDmatch posted on Facebook that it was a security breach and I posted this tomorrow – GEDmatch security breach — The Legal Genealogist (citation included below). Cite/link to this … Continue reading

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LivingDNA Relative Update May 24, 2020

It’s been a long time coming, but LivingDNA has done a major update to relative matching. I had very few relatives listed on LivingDNA before today. I now have 662 matches (30/page), mostly in the U. S., but a few … Continue reading

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N.J. lawmaker wants to make DNA test results your personal property – WHYY PBS March 12, 2020

I noticed this on WHYY, a PBS channel – N.J. lawmaker wants to make DNA test results your personal property: By Joe Hernandez March 12, 2020 A proposal in New Jersey would make the results of a DNA test the … Continue reading

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Petition to Implement Informed Consent at GEDmatch — The DNA Geek

Now that GEDmatch is owned by the forensics company Verogen, there are concerns. Can a for-profit corporation that boasts they are “solely dedicated to forensic science” be good for genealogy? That is, can they serve two masters—genealogists and law enforcement—at … Continue reading

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Strong-armed by Gedmatch. “You will not be allowed to enter the site until you have accepted the Terms of Service.” — Cherie Lynn’s Herstory

They leave no choice. They write. Option #1 – Accept I have read the GEDmatch Terms of Service, and I agree to all terms. Click HERE to indicate that you accept all provisions described in GEDmatch Terms of Service. Option … Continue reading

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